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19th July, 2019

Orbán on cheap flight, no bodyguards

Viktor Orbán took a Wizz Air flight from Milan to Budapest on Monday, HVG reports, based on a reader’s account.

Orbán waited in the departure area among the other passengers with a tablet in his hand, and no bodyguards. Two Italian police officers appeared to be keeping an eye on him, however.

Orbán did not take the option of priority boarding, and, once on board, had some difficulty in trying to fit his luggage into the overhead compartment, just like everyone else.

Everybody was shocked and surprised to see Hungary’s prime minister on board a Wizz Air plane, with no bodyguards.

The crew apparently did not know that Orbán would be amongst the passengers.

Why Orbán went to Italy is yet unknown, but it is believed by some that he was spending time with his daughters.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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